Principal Advisor for Enterprise Protection Program

Washington, D.C
Feb 24, 2021
Mar 04, 2021
Full Time


The incumbent serves as the Principal Advisor, Enterprise Protection Program (EPP) and reports to the Associate Administrator on enterprise protection issues. The incumbent is responsible for establishing and leading cross-Agency EPP protection vulnerability, susceptibility, and mitigation assessments for NASA missions and activities to identify and introduce protection recommendations into existing requirements, budgeting acquisition, and cooperation development processes.
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The Principal Advisor for Enterprise Protection Program may be responsible for tasks in the programmatic and organizational area that may extend to improvement in efficiency, cost efficiency, and timeliness of performance. Additional responsibilities include:

- Serves as the agency representative to the National Security Community, specifically the jointly established Defense and Intelligence Community's Space and Security Defense Program and similar entities/functions, working closely with the Office of International and Interagency Relations on issues relating to enterprise protection.

- Develops, manages, operates, and chairs an Enterprise Protection Board (Board) consisting of Associate Administrators from each mission Directorate including Mission Support, and Chiefs from each mission support offices such as the Chief Engineer; Chief, Safety and Mission Assurance; and Chief Information Officer. The Board is chartered under the authority of, and reports to, the Agency Program Management Council.

- Provides senior level advice to Agency senior leadership and other department of Defense, Department of State, Intelligence Communities, and other International Entities on technical matters concerning the EPP. This may involve policies and technologies, coordination of operational decisions, formulation of coordinated and complementary and integrated development plans and agreements, and/or the transfer of knowledge and data among the civil, defense, and intelligence space communities. The interfaces with National Security involve discussions with personnel on classified matters and cannot be described in detail in an open forum.

- Represents the Agency in decision and commitment formulation which by National Security community protocols are "seniors only."

- Serves as the Agency lead advisor for the NASA EPP, providing advisory services in which recommendations and issues from existing or new agency cyber, space, institutional, national security, and mission protection working groups will go through the Principal Advisor and report to the EPP Board that reports to the Agency Program Management Council.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • The individual selected will be required to file an 'Executive Branch Personnel Financial Disclosure Report (OGE-278) in accordance with the Ethics in Government Act of 1978.
  • Successful completion of a background investigation commensurate with the risk and sensitivity level of the position.
  • Successful completion of random drug screening may be required.


Candidates must be a recognized subject matter expert with at least 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-15 level in Space Asset Protection, Infrastructure, and Cybersecurity to identify and address protection vulnerability, susceptibility, and mitigation assessments for NASA missions and activities. This includes experience in providing recommendations to existing requirements, budgeting acquisition, and/or cooperation development processes.

To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you MUST address each Senior Level (SL) Evaluation Criteria separately not to exceed a total of ten (10) pages. If you fail to do so, your application will be rated ineligible. For the full definition of the SL Evaluation Criteria and Process please visit . Please include your full name on all documents submitted.


1. Education Level and Training

2. Technical Excellence and Contributions
a. Experience/Accomplishments
b. Technical and Strategic Problem Solving
c. Information Transfer

3. Awards and Recognition

4. Outside Professional Activities

5. Corporate Cooperation and Technical Leadership Skills


No Educational Requirement

Additional information

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

All qualifications requirements must be met by 03/03/2021. You will be evaluated based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Applicants that meet minimum eligibility requirements outlined in the Qualifications and Education (if applicable) sections of the vacancy announcement will be referred to a panel of subject matter experts for further evaluation. The panel reviews the resume and responses provided to the SL Evaluation Criteria, which are standard for all NASA SL opportunities, as outlined above. The panel evaluates the candidates' experience against each criteria and determines which candidates will be interviewed. The panel will make a recommendation to the appropriate approving authority.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Sensitive Compartmented Information

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Special-Sensitive (SS)/High Risk

Trust determination process
National security

Required Documents

You must provide a complete application package. If you do not provide all required information, you will not be considered for this position.

1. Resume showing relevant work experience (start/end dates stated in month/year, description of duties), applicable education at a minimum, and your contact information. For current or previous Federal employees, it should also include the Pay Plan, Series and Grade for each work experience entry. Your resumes must not exceed ten (10) pages or 32,000 characters.
2. SL Evaluation Criteria narrative responses.

You may be asked to provide additional documentation to support your eligibility and the information provided in your application package. For example, we may request transcripts, SF-50s, etc. Therefore, we encourage you to have these documents prepared and ready when requested by the agency. If you fail to provide the required documents within the stated time period, we may withdraw a job offer and/or remove you from further consideration.

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